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Dimsum said:That reminds me; at my new unit the RAAF Air Defence Guards are allowed to wear their berets, while the Australian Army (they have some engineers here I think?) were prohibited b/c of danger of skin cancer or something ridiculous that I heard 3rd-hand through my new co-workers.
Maybe I should start wearing my RCAF beret just to poke the bear ('roo?) Or my fur hat? Choices, choices.... :blotto:
E.R. Campbell said:Actually light infantry and rifle regiments wore glengarrys as far back as about 1880 ...
... and they still wear a variant of them as ceremonial dress today.
HeavyHooker said:Be careful what you wish for! The Aussie CH 47's have difficulty getting and keeping their hours since it all comes out of the same pot of money from the Army brass. As being a separate unit but under operational control of the Army, we get the best of both worlds. The Army cannot easily touch our budget (to do "actual" Army trg, which would definitely be priority over aircrew trg/cross country trips/airshows/etc) but they still maintain control over us as an attachment when it counts - exercise and deployments.
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Inky said:Nonsense, they look positively spiffing!
Mind you, it' probably the RMC cadet in me trying to rationalize our sticking to the wedge.
Privateer said:They don't look too bad in black and white, but in colour...!